Actions on Materiality
Local Communities (FY2017 Report)
Reasons why materiality is important for our business
When conducting its business in close cooperation with local communities, the Osaka Gas Group can grow along with the communities by fulfilling its responsibility such as paying local taxes and contributing to local communities in various fields. Doing so will lead to a favorable cycle that brings the development of local communities.
Inside of the Group
Management systems and its performance
Percentage of operations with implemented local community engagement, impact assessments and development programs (G4-SO1)
Based on the “Osaka Gas Group Code of Conduct“, we care about the issues faced by society and strive to contribute to the local community recognizing what we are expected to act as a member of the society.
(International and domestic standards)
(In-house policy and standards)
- Osaka Gas Group Code of Conduct
The “CSR Committee“ has set up a ”Social Contributions Subcommittee“ to deliberate and report on multidisciplinary social contribution activities within the Group. The meetings of the Subcommittee were convened three times in f¬iscal 2017.
In the Regional Co-Creation Division, we have set up company-wide activity planning, with each individual business operation taking advantage of the local network it built in the communities to move forward with activities in its area.
Social Contribution Promotion System
In fiscal 2017, all major business locations held various activities tailored to local stakeholders' needs.
Specific actions taken regarding materiality
The Osaka Gas Group strives to develop sustainable regional communities under five main themes, through the use of its assets, a Small Light Campaign promoted by employees of Group companies to enhance voluntary activities, and step up collaboration with nonprofit organizations. By doing so, the Group aims to create new value in each local community.
Osaka Gas Group's “Small Light Campaign”
This is a company volunteer effort by the Osaka Gas Group that has taken on many forms, including assistance for disaster-hit areas and assistance for the handicapped, over its more than 30-year history starting in 1981 (the UN International Year of Disabled Persons).
Examples of Volunteer and Donation Activities
|Topic||Examples of activities|
|As a good corporate citizen||“Charity Calendar Donations”||Donation of funds for disaster relief|
|Midosuji Tohoku Recovery Assistance Bazaar||“Osaka Gas Tomoshibi Club”|
|Hosting of Social Design Forum||Hosting of ”Healing Music Concerts“|
|Charity concert by employee music club||Book recycling|
|Donation of used stamps/cards||In-home volunteer activities for washcloth stitching
* In fiscal 2017, washcloth stitching began to be consigned to welfare facilities for disabled people as part of the Osaka Gas Group's efforts to support the employment of such people and make them feel fulfilled in their work.
|Donation of unused/spoiled postcards||Cooperation with blood donation drive|
|“Hajimaru-kun” program for re-use of donated PC||Osaka Gas Baseball Club's “Heart Ball Project”|
|Support for fair trade||“Small Light Campaign” 25th Anniversary projects, “Child Assistance Civic Activity Program” 30th Anniversary projects|
|“My Osaka Gas” content: “Social Design+”|
|Together with children||“Tomoshibi Children's Cooking”||Volunteer confectionery making|
|“Tomoshibi Children's Theater”|
|Together with senior citizens||Charity collection at Osaka Gas Suzurankai (an association of former Osaka Gas employees) (Osaka Gas Former Employees Association) Cultural Exhibition|
|Together with the disabled||“Midosuji Fureai Bazaar”||Cooking class sessions for disabled groups|
|Employee volunteer club||”Tablecloth“ sign language club||“Tomoshibi” Braille club|
We are engaged in activities such as education on energy, the environment, food, fire and disaster prevention targeting youth who will be the major players in the next generation.
Creating local appeal
We are utilizing the Osaka Gas Group's business infrastructure to give the Kansai region even greater appeal, and to cooperate with local governments and communities as well as NPOs, social designers and others in revitalizing communities.